ARE V Series

Fiberglass Truck Cap

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The ARE V Series offers traditional styling with smooth, clean lines, and many different options to meet your needs. This model is the right choice for customers who want quality and function, without breaking the bank.

Standard Options

  • Front Picture Window
  • Aluminum Framed Half Sliding Side Windows
  • Aluminum Framed Single T-Lock Rear Door
V Series Truck Caps Specifications
V Series Fits the Following Trucks
Truck Size Bed Size Height* Door Clearance** Weight***
Full & Mid Long Bed 23″ 36″ 175 lbs.
Full & Mid Short Bed 23″ 36″ 175 lbs.
Full & Mid Extra Short Bed 23″ 36″ 160 lbs.
Full & Mid Step Side Bed 23″ 36″ 160 lbs.
Mini Long Bed 20″ 33.5″ 140 lbs.
Mini Short Bed 20″ 33.5″ 130 lbs.
Mini Extra Short Bed 20″ 33.5″ 128 lbs.
Mini Step Side Bed 20″ 33.5″ 120 lbs.
* Maximum height from base rail of truck
** Rear door minimum clearance for loading (with truck tailgate down)
*** Approximate Gross Weight
Does a Cover Affect Fuel Economy?

Do the Math!

According to these studies, it does…

From the SEMA Research and Information Center –
According a study conducted by Western New England College’s Department of Mechanical Engineers, “The best way to reduce drag, and improve gas mileage for pickup trucks, is to add a tonneau cover.” Their study yielded gas mileage savings of 8% by adding a tonneau cover to a Dodge Ram.

From Auto Trim & Restyling News – August 2001
From “Tailgate Talk – Does Removing A Tailgate Affect Fuel Economy?”
By Bruce W. Smith

According to many experts, the best way to improve a pickup’s fuel economy is to leave the tailgate up and cover the bed with a quality aftermarket Tonneau cover. “Tonneau covers on pickup boxes reduce aerodynamic drag,” said Ford’s Jack Williams. “We’ve seen reductions of about 8 to 10 percent on the F150. The average steady-state [cruise control] fuel economy improvement at highway speeds is closer to 5 percent.”